Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

A sprinkle of Parmesan and a drizzle of olive oil transform tomatoes into the perfect side dish. Or try sandwiching them between slices of your favorite whole-wheat bread or serve as a simple dinner over a bed of whole wheat pasta or polenta.


  • 4 tomatoes, halved horizontally
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  •  Freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Place tomatoes cut-side up on a baking sheet.
  3.  Top with Parmesan, oregano, salt and pepper. Drizzle with oil.
  4. Bake until the tomatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.